In two warehouses in eastern Singapore, dozens of workers have been busy packing special gift sets for a special occasion.
Workers at Noel Gifts International have been preparing the SG50 baby gift sets since early this month, with 4,000 of these ready for delivery to the first babies next year.
The sets are for Singaporean children born next year, to mark 50 years of independence. Around 10,000 babies are expected in the first quarter of 2015.
Each gift set - worth about $200 - contains a special medallion, shawl, baby sling, diaper bag, scrapbook, family photo frame, baby books and clothes.
Noel Gifts International's general manager, Ms Bernadette Kwan, said the firm has raised its staff strength, bought two delivery vans and rented a 60,000 sq ft warehouse in Changi to cope with the extra load.
Parents of Singaporean children born next year can log on to www.nptd.gov.sg/sg50baby to register for the gift from the start of next year.
They can arrange for free delivery to a local address, or collect it at the birth registration counters in maternity hospitals in Singapore or at the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
The items have been made available for viewing by the public at the East and West Atrium of Suntec City from Dec 1, and will be there till March 31.
This article was first published on Dec 13, 2014.
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